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February 9, 2019
We believe in survivors. And we believe in real bail reform. Dear New York State Legislators and Governor Cuomo, As organizations committed to supporting survivors of intimate partner violence, we want to add our voice to the growing call for true, progressive bail reform in New York State. As anti-violence organizations, we support the elimination of money bail and the implementation of a pretrial system that substantially limits pretrial [...]
February 7, 2019
STATEMENT BY LGBTQ, WOMEN, AND SURVIVOR ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE DISCOVERY FOR JUSTICE REFORM ACT (S.1716-Bailey/A.1431-Lentol) New York, NY (Feb. 6, 2019) - Today, five leading LGBTQ, women, and survivor advocacy organizations released the following statement in support of enacting early, open, and automatic discovery reform in New York State. “As advocates for survivors of violence, including Black and Latinx, immigrant,[...]
January 16, 2019
New York, NY, January 16, 2019 -- Today at AVP we are celebrating the historic passage of GENDA – the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act in New York, which adds protections based on gender identity and expression to the state’s human rights laws and the state ban of abusive conversion therapy. GENDA has been seventeen years in the making, since the legislature passed the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA) in 2002 which di[...]
December 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2018 Media Contacts: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications: email@example.com Ciarra Ross, Communications Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org New Report Outlines Widespread Employment Discrimination Against TGNC New Yorkers New York, NY – A new report from The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) captures the systemic employment discrimination against trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people in New Y[...]
October 29, 2018
In response to the Pittsburgh Mass Shooting, the New York City Anti-Violence Project’s Executive Director, Beverly Tillery, released the following statement: “We mourn the 11 lives lost in the shooting in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue during the Sabbath. The Anti-Violence Project unequivocally condemns this anti-Semitic attack and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community during this time of mourning. As an organization dedi[...]
October 22, 2018
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is considering redefining sex to be only “either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.” If carried out, the proposal in the leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services will continue the efforts already underway to deny transgender, gender non-conforming (TGNC) and intersex people necessary medical care, acce[...]
June 26, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications email@example.com, 212-714-1184 The New York City Anti-Violence Project unequivocally condemns The United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold the unjust, overtly racist travel ban from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea. This policy, enacted by Trump’s Administration through presidential proclamation, is rooted in islamophobia and white supremacy, architecte[...]
August 15, 2017
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs condemns the violence of white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia and mourns the loss of Heather Heyer, who was killed while taking a stand against vitriolic hate. In this moment, our nation is witnessing the emboldening of white supremacist movements, which have always existed, but are being empowered, amplified, and enabled by the Trump Administration. We call on everyone, but p[...]
August 14, 2017
Dear friends, It has become clear that there is a vacuum of leadership in the White House when it comes to speaking out about the crisis of violence in this country. It took three days for President Trump to condemn the violence and terrorism of the white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, where three lives were lost, including Heather Heyer, who was killed standing up for justice and peace. Last week, AVP spoke out abou[...]
July 5, 2017
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the homicide of Ebony Morgan, a black transgender woman, killed in Lynchburg, Virginia on July 2nd, 2017. According to the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP), she was shot and died early Sunday morning at Lynchburg General Hospital. Local media originally misnamed and misgendered Ebony. “While there is still an active investigation happening into the shooting of Ebony Morgan,[...]
June 30, 2017
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner violence related homicide of Gerald Moore, which occurred on June 24, 2017. According to local media reports, Gerald died after being stabbed multiple times by Ronald Redeaux. The two were in a relationship, and according to police, officers had responded to domestic disturbances at their home in the past; Redeaux had been arrested for domestic battery. [...]
June 29, 2017
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the homicide of Ava Le’Ray Barrin, a black transgender teenage girl, killed in Athens, Georgia on June 25th, 2017. According to media reports, Ava was fatally shot after an argument with Jalen Brown, an acquaintance. Brown has been charged with her murder and aggravated assault. Ava, who was seventeen years old, is the youngest transgender person killed this year. Friends and famil[...]